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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
From the Back Burner
A few years ago I went camping with family members who live in Austin. They took us to Perdenales State Park to a campground with the most spacious sites I've ever seen. As with all places I've never seen, I was wide eyed with appreciation for the beauty of the land. Every place I turned, was material for a painting. I came upon this little cave while climbing through the rocky basin that the river runs through. It looked like it had just enough head room to carefully fit a kayak under. I'll bet there's a story too behind the branch that looks it's propping up the boulders. I have no idea how far back the opening extends but it had enough mystery to excite my imagination. I know I'll get back to that park with more time and a lot of canvasses.